We Remember


January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

On Monday, February 17, 2020, Ken Sewell (73) passed away peacefully, with his family by his side.  Ken will be lovingly remembered by Donna, his wife of 51 years; sons Kirby and Troy (Roxanne); daughter Kenda; granddaughters Taylor and Caitlyn; sister Marlene (Jim) Brown and sister-in-law Sheree (Greg) Emmerson; and numerous other family members and dear friends.  He was predeceased by his parents George and Gladys; parents-in-law Roy and Kay Nelson; and brother-in-law Ricky (Deidre).

Ken will forever be remembered for his laughter and deep love for his wife, family, and friends. Ken could often be seen working in his garden in Regina, SK and West Kelowna, BC. He also found joy in nature, hunting with friends, and camping with family. He was passionate about athletics, coaching both volleyball and basketball. Ken taught for 30 years in Regina and he spent his final years as a counsellor at Campbell Collegiate.

Ken will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him, but he is now safe in the arms of Jesus. A Celebration of Life was held in his garden, with him present, when he was first diagnosed with PSP. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PSP Society of Canada, pspsocietycanada.ca, and/or to Crohn’s & Colitis Canada, crohnsandcolitis.ca.

And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.  Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
Romans 5: 3-5 NIV

“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction, in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”

“The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”

“I think you have to be what you are.  Don’t try to be somebody else.  You have to be yourself at all times.”

“One day at a time-this is enough.  Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone…and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come.  Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.”


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  • Linda Forzley says:

    I am thankful to have been able to teach at WCHow School with Ken – I always enjoyed his humour and good attitude to life…he was a good person who loved his vocation and his family – we shall see you in Heaven , Ken, when our bodies aren’t broken – Linda

  • Mary Jalbert says:

    I’m saddened to hear of Ken’s passing. He had few half ways in his life. I remember him and Donna living near the “leg” in Regina when he chased the planes for Uncle Pat while he finished his degree. And the young teaching star, and the young Dad, and, and, But mostly I remember the very special way he said Donna. Nobody else ever said it in quite the same way. God speed Ken.

  • Wayne and Carol Eaton says:

    Death is a heartache that no one can heal.
    Memories are a gift that no one can steal.
    Our sincere condolences to Donna and the whole family.

  • Dave and Connie Brown says:

    We ate so very sorry to here of your loss!!.
    We didn’t know Ken real well but knew you”Donna” a bit better. So happy you have peace within your heart!!
    Love You all, Dave and Connie

  • Margaret Stewardson says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss Donna. I didn’t know Ken that well but I did hear how wonderful he was from so many. I know only wonderful man would be with you Donna. He was a star person at Campbell and he was so admired. My deepest sympathy to you Donna and all of your family. His days of suffering are no longer and he is without pain and free from all of his illness. Take care and much love being sent to you..

  • Dennis & Louise Hirsch says:

    It was so sad to see our friend struggling with the disease . We know that the parting is temporary and Ken has been released from his broken body .
    We are so very grateful for the many great memorable times we shared with your family . Times of laughter, times of sharing, times of tears . The time we met you was indeed a divine appointment. God blessed us with a friendship that brought us much joy and comfort . May God comfort your dear family and heal your broken hearts .

  • Sonia Wall says:

    We are so sorry for your great loss. Ken, as a person touched our lives in so many positive ways. He was an amazing friend, and coach. He always made anyone around him feel happy and good about themselves. We are glad he is at peace and hope you all will find some peace and comfort as your days go on. Thank you all for your friendships over the years and know we are here for you all if you ever need us.

  • Bruce Baldwin says:

    Dear Donna and family, I knew Ken as volleyball coach of Roxanne. She was the same age as Kenda – and they went through Campbell Collegiate together.
    Ken was a fine man. He was (as the quote above says) “more concerned with character than reputation.” He will be missed. Our condolences to you and your family.

  • Allyson McDonald (McCrimmon) says:

    I am sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. My mom always thought highly of Ken and enjoyed your friendship. May your fond memories of him comfort and strengthen you in the days in ahead.

    • Chris Spencer says:

      I am so sorry to read this. I had no idea. My thoughts go out to Donna, Troy, Kirby, and Kenda. I miss all of you and think of you often.

  • Heather (Dixon) Stark says:

    So sorry for your loss. I remember many times of being in Ken and Donna’s home with Kendra and the youth group. Always so warm and welcoming. Hugs to you!

  • Murray and Rita Little says:

    We are so very, very sorry for your loss Donna. Palm Springs was our meeting place where Murray and Ken competed to see who had the most luggage to unload when we both arrived. Loved the fun times together. Love and Hugs to you and your family.

  • Murray and Rita Little says:

    We are so very, very sorry for your loss, Donna. Palm Springs was our place to meet with Murray and Ken competing to see who had to move the most luggage when we both arrived in Palm Springs. We miss those days and will miss Ken.
    Murray and Rita

  • Terese and Rob Kormish says:

    Donna our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Ken was a special man, husband and father. Although I didn’t know him well, I saw how sweet your love for each other was when you were in the same room with him. Wishing you Peace in your spirit knowing that he is free from the confines of his body. Hugs and love

  • Lorna Sewell says:

    Hi Donna and family. My prayers are with you as you grieve your loss. But I rejoice with you as well that Ken is in the presence of our Lord where there is no sickness of any kind nor sorrow. God bless you all with peace and comfort as you walk through this next part of your life journey.

  • Sandy (Crooks)Tonnellier says:

    So sorry for your loss, Donna. Ken and I were classmates at LFC, and colleagues at Campbell Collegiate and I have fond memories of him in both circumstances. Sandy Tonnellier

  • Michelle says:

    Ken was always so proud to attend the granddaughter’s sporting events. Even in his illness he did his best to be there. It was obvious how much family meant to him. He will be missed at those games and performances I’m sure – but memories of him there will live on for all of you. Take care. The Schiavons

  • Sharron Esch says:

    So sorry for your lossDonna, but take comfort knowing he is at peace now.
    II enjoyed the time we taught together at WC HOW school back in the day. You will have so many good memories to share with family and friends.

  • Howard Hincks says:

    Sorry to hear of Ken’s passing.I will always remember him from teaching, volleyball and Basketball Beat. Love to your family.

  • Bob Brown says:

    Donna and Family. I was very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. I enjoyed our times together at Campbell; Ken helped many
    students as a counsellor and coach. I also have many fond memories of our days spent in the field and Ken’s love of being out in nature in Southwest Saskatchewan. My condolences to you and your family .

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